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SINCE revising The Greek Myths in , I have had second thoughts about the Some hours of this ecstasy are followed by complete inertia; a phenomenon. Storytelling. An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore. Volume One. Edited by Josepha Sherman. (c) M.E. Sharpe, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Volume Two. For the complete listing of the books that are Greek myths that have been world favorites through myths appeal strongly to the child-mind, and should be.
Un- derstanding the beginning of the story, the creation of the world, gives us a framework to build upon as we learn about the different myths. The short answer to how the Greeks viewed the creation of the world is this: Scary old gods came first; they got stomped down by their kids, who were better looking, younger gods. These gods created humans. Hu- mans and gods fought for supremacy, and the humans won a few rounds but eventually got trounced and became more and more miserable.
Now, the longer answer: In the beginning, the universe was without form. It was not nothing; there was matter, but it was unorganized, shapeless, mixed up and dark. This was called Chaos. After Chaos, more divinities, or gods, came into being.
Gaia, the Earth, held up Uranus, the sky. Gaia and Uranus had a bunch of kids.
First they had a bunch of monsters including the Cyclops, and then they created the Titans as the second generation. Uranus hated all the Titans and was actually quite ugly about it — but there are only a couple of Titans that you need to remember: first, Oceanus, the god of the sea, and then Cronus, the strongest and best one of all.
Gaia was pretty ticked at Uranus for being a jerk, so she helped Cronus overthrow him. Cronus became the king bye-bye Uranus , and married his sister, Rhea — another Titan.
This was called the Golden Age because men, who had been made by a Titan named Prometheus, were living in harmony. Everything was hunky dory. Rhea got a little sick of seeing all of her children swallowed alive, so she tricked Cronus when her sixth child, Zeus, was born; she wrapped up a rock to look like a baby and had Cronus swallow that instead. Zeus rescued his previously swallowed siblings, and all was right with the world.
The Greeks believed that the world was flat, but circular, like a paper plate. At the center of the Universe was Greece. The river Ocean flowed around the world in a clockwise motion. In the north lived the Hyperboreans — an extremely happy people for whom life was sweet.
When the old people became tired of living, they threw themselves into the sea.
This was a land of constant vacation where people were said to live for 1, years. In the south lived the Ethiopians.
In Greek drama, mention is often made of various gods being in Ethiopia, meaning really far away. The Ethiopians were said to be on good terms with the gods and liked to entertain them.
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